Idaho Grouse Pellet (Rhizoplaca idahoensis) is narrowly endemic to the Little Lost River and Birch Creek Valleys in Idaho, United States of America. Its total area of occupancy is 48 km2, and its extent of occurrence is 996 km2. It grows over deep gravel calcareous alluvium soils and remains unattached to any substrates. The most serious threats to this species are sheep grazing, which reduces the population size and area of occupancy, and road building, which fragments subpopulations and reduces the population size (Rosentreter 1997). Both threats have reduced the extent and quality of habitat for the species over the past decade and are expected to continue to do so. Thus, R. idahoensis is Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(ii,iii,iv,v).
Assessor/s: Root, H., Rosentreter, R. & Hollinger, J.; Reviewer/s: Allen, J.
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